In her practice, Dr. Ellen Bautista emphasizes personalized care and preventive medicine. She believes that physicians are there to guide patients to make responsible choices for themselves.
"Proper patient education is necessary for good patient care," she says. "My most important role is to educate and guide my patients in helping them take charge of their health."
In her native country, the Philippines, Dr. Bautista earned her medical degree from the University of Santo Tomas in Manila and completed an internship at Veterans Memorial Medical Center in Quezon City. She then completed an internship and residency in family medicine at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Rockford. She graduated with two awards, Most Outstanding Third Year Resident and the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine Resident Teacher Award.
Dr. Bautista enjoys hiking, traveling, and watching movies and plays. She enjoys spending time with her husband and daughter.
Medical degree: University of Santo Tomas, Manila, Philippines